For over 30 years, Buck Brannaman has been working with horses and their owners. He is one of the world’s leading practitioners of classical horsemanship concepts arising from the California Vaquero Tradition. These classical principles include working with the horse’s nature, using an understanding of how the horse thinks and communicates to train the horse to accept humans and work confidently and responsively with them. One of Buck’s stated goals is to make the animal feel safe and secure around humans so that the horse and rider can achieve a true union.
Join us this special weekend in October for the opportunity to first-hand witness and to learn from this master horseman. Those interested in attending as a participating horse and rider pair should contact Trent Hayden, Clinic Organizer at [email protected] or (217) 653-3424. Those interested in auditing can contact NEC directly for both GENERAL AUDITOR information as well as VIP AUDITOR EXPERIENCE details at [email protected] or 636.561.8080 main.
At this clinic, Buck will offer two levels:
This new class is for the green rider or a green horse who may feel the need for additional groundwork prior to riding. During each of the three-day sessions half of the class is dedicated to working the horse from the ground in preparation for riding, with the second half of the class horseback.
For the green horse and rider already comfortable in the snaffle bit along with aged horses needing continued work. This is the first stage of progressing into the bridle with all basic movements introduced. All levels of riders – no matter what discipline – will benefit. The class features strictly dry work – no cattle. All maneuvers stress the vaquero style of riding and are appropriate for horses from first level snaffle to experienced bridle horses. Hackamore horses welcome.